Sarasota County Arts Council
BOARD MEMBERS & STAFF

Board of Directors

Dr. Larry Thompson, President
Ringling College of Art and Design

Linda DiGabriele, Vice President
Asolo Repertory Theatre

John Fischer, Treasurer
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota

Pedro Reis, Secretary
Circus Sarasota

Mary Bensel
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Tom Buchter
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Murray Chase
Venice Theatre

Dean Eisner
Philanthropist

Sally Faron
La Musica

Steven High
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Rebecca Hopkins
Florida Studio Theatre

Kumar Mahadevan
Mote Marine Laboratory

Michelle Pingel
The Players Theater

Bruce Rodgers
The Hermitage Artist Retreat

Mary Anne Servian
The Sarasota Ballet

Frank Maggio
Insignia Bank

Suzette Jones
BIG - Bright Ideas on the Gulf Coast

Nancy Roucher
Arts Education Task Force



Arts and Cultural Alliance Staff

Jim Shirley, Executive Director
JShirley@sarasotaarts.org
941-365-5118, ext. 307

Amanda Heisey, Communications Manager
AHeisey@sarasotaarts.org
941-365-5118, ext. 304

Cindy Balistreri, Arts Education Manager
CBalistreri@sarasotaarts.org
941-365-5118, ext. 301

Cindy Balistreri, Operations Manager
SBurke@sarasotaarts.org
941-365-5118, ext. 313

Fern Tavalin, Grants Director
Ftavalin@sarasotaarts.org




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